Ruth Peacock

Religion news 22 January

First mosque in Britain opened as vaccine hub; Vatican bank top official jailed for embezzlement; Virtual commemoration wall for International Holocaust Remembrance Day; “Batgate” witchcraft allegation wins a football match

Religion news 21 January

President Joe Biden sets out priorities to unite America and defend truth; Pope urges action on vulnerable and poor; World Health Organisation warns of moral failure if vaccines are lacking in poorer countries.

Religion news 20 January

Joe Biden, faithful Catholic, becomes 46th president of the United States; Revolt over anti-genocide trade deals is defeated; The “sacred civic role” of faith groups in the pandemic; Sikhs go online to commemorate Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s birthday

Religion news 19 January

MPs demand tough trade response over China’s treatment of Uyghurs; Jewish News says Stop Uyghur Genocide; American insurrectionists pray and thank God while ransacking the Senate; Archbishop gets the Covid-19 vaccine and says it’s an answer to prayer.

Religion news 18 January

Many places of worship choose to shut due to coronavirus risk; Three English Cathedrals join national vaccination effort; Plea for United Nations to check on Uyghur population; After Trump – de-toxifying the evangelical brand

Religion news 15 January

Lichfield Cathedral opens doors as vaccination clinic; Lockdown could see people abandon habit of worship; Sikh Council warns of sharp drop in gurdwaras’ income; American pastor receives death threats for acknowledging Trump’s defeat

Religion news 14 Jan

Raw response to Trump’s impeachment; Imams urge Muslims to take the Covid-19 vaccine; Size and quality of food parcels for hungry children condemned by Bishop; Dean of Christ Church Oxford faces
another tribunal